The Brooklyn Historical Society possesses a vast collection of historic newspapers published in the metropolitan New York area from 1783 to 2015, with the bulk the publications dating from 1820 to 2005.  The collection consists of both printed newspapers and newspapers on microfilm. The link below provides a full listing of the newspapers included in the collection. As researchers will note, some newspapers are available in their full run, while others are only available for certain date ranges.

View a full listing of available newspapers.

This collection is an excellent resource for researching historic events and individuals, of both local and national prominence, as they were depicted in the city’s regular news sources.  The collection also offers valuable insight into the print culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Finally, the collection may also be of use to genealogy researchers.

The Long Island Star is digitized and available online.  The library also has a card index file to marriage and death notices posted in the newspaper between the years 1809 and 1845.